Chevron, Total Sanction High-Pressure, Deepwater GoM Field

Sanctioning of the closely watched development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico marks a milestone for the industry with use of 20,000 psi technologies.

Chevron, Total Sanction High-Pressure, Deepwater GoM Field

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Chevron Corp. and partner Total SA have made a final investment decision for the deepwater Anchor oil field, pushing what would become the industry’s first development to utilize high-pressure 20,000 psi technologies in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GoM) closer to reality.

Initial development of the field, which could hold more than 440 million barrels of recoverable oil-equivalent resources, is estimated to cost $5.7 billion.

Chevron serves as operator, holding a 62.86% interest in the field, with Total holding the rest. The partners are targeting first oil in 2024.

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Velda Addison

Velda Addison is the senior editor of digital media for Hart Energy’s editorial team. She covers exploration and production.